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An 80th Birthday Full of Love! | Chilliwack Birthday Photographer

Loved this bright and colourful backyard birthday party so much! It's loveliness is no surprise when a decor dream team is part of the family - {Simple Soiree}! 

These are absolutely my favourite kinds of events to photograph - just little light filled gatherings, casual portraits, and documentary style capturing, -- and best of all, you could tell that the whole evening was bursting full of love for an amazing woman. 

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Guys and Flowers | Chilliwack Creative Portrait Project | Blossom with Quik Pik

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I'm so excited to be announcing ANOTHER project I'm working on in 2018! This project will be a creative collaboration with Blossom with Quik Pik - we are creating a calendar, for sale in late fall 2018, that will feature 12 creative portraits of guys + flowers in the Fraser Valley. 

We will be shooting 3-6 months at a time for this calendar, starting in April, and again in June, and September, and each portrait will be lightly styled, featuring 12 different floral projects from Britt at Blossom with Quik Pik. 

This project is open to anyone from 19-120, anyone who identifies as male, is reliable, awesome, and comfortable being photographed (I'll lightly direct you!) 

To find out more, check out the sign up sheet - feel free to fill out the form at the bottom to either sign up, or find out more. We're also going to be running a Facebook group that'll have more information, scheduling, and the concept for each month as we develop them. 

 

 

The 24 Hr Portrait Project | March 23-24 2018

{{ The 24 Hour Portrait Project }}

1 portrait, per hour, for 24 hours

Update: So excited to say this project is BOOKED! Thank you to everyone who reached out and felt as excited as I do about what we're doing! This shoot is also going to represent some amazing Chilliwack women, with women making up about 80% of our bookings. You can follow this project live on Instagram March 23-24, make sure to follow www.instagram.com/sarahsovereign/ and stay tuned here and Facebook for further updates as they happen. 

If you're booked and confirmed (if you're on the list below) I'll be in touch closer to our shoot date with our exact time and meet up location, and any other planning details we need to solidify!

CONCEPT:

This project is not about getting the perfect head shot, or taking a full session worth of images, it's about capturing a little glimpse of the amazing people that make up our awesome space in the world.

The concept is simple: once an hour, for 24 hours, I'll be taking one portrait in Chilliwack, B.C. Each portrait will use: available space, may use available light or artificial light, and focus on documentary style portraiture. This project is open to everyone!

I'll also be drinking lots of coffee, with my awesome assistant Audra. 

You can follow the project on Instagram on March 23. 

 

DATE:

March 23, starting at 7 a.m. - March 24, ending at 7 a.m. (sunrise to sunrise)

 

LOCATION:

All over Chilliwack, B.C. When you sign up for your spot, please feel free to give us some background on what you think would work best for location. We have a long list of spaces we will be using, but will travel - and the more options we have the better! Locations are indoors & outdoors. 

*Do you own a business or studio you'd love to have in the background? Let me know!

 

THE RULES:

A maximum of 4-5 images will be taken for each hour portrait, but only 1 portrait will be chosen.

1 portrait, per hour.

As a thank you for participating, those who sign up will receive 1 digital file of their project image.

Images will be posted online, with behind the scenes stories on Instagram and Facebook.

A nonrefundable retainer must be paid to hold your spot. The $25 retainer holds your spot only. 

 

FEES:

Cost: $25. This books the session that takes place in that hour spot. Because the fee holds your spot in the project, it's nonrefundable, and must be paid upon booking. If you sleep past your 3 a.m session, you will not receive a portrait, and your spot will be forfeited to whoever is hanging out in a moody diner at 3 a.m. (um, probably me and Audra!). Bookings require a signed model release, and the booking fee paid - once you sign up, I'll be in touch with details about how to pay your $25 fee. 

 

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR PORTRAIT:

Your portrait can be as fun and as quirky as you want it to be. I have dreams of posing someone in the middle of the street with a stack full of pancakes, and I don't even know why. FEEL FREE TO DO THIS. Or, just show up in what you're wearing. These portraits are little snapshots of you, in a small period of time - come as you are, or however you want to be.

 

AGES:

Anyone under the age of 19 will require a parent or legal guardian to sign the contract, and be on site for the session.

 

TIME:

Each session will be about 5-10 minutes, taken within the hour.

To sign up for this project, visit the 24 Hour Portrait Booking Form here!

 

Portrait Timeline

MARCH 23:

7 a.m. - Brenna

8 a.m. - Nina

9 a.m. - Valley Outdoors

10 a.m. - Mari

11 a.m. - Vanessa

12 p.m. - Mandy

1 p.m.  - Kelsey

2 p.m. - Callie

3 p.m. - Shelley

4 p.m. - Matt

5 p.m. -  Deanne

6 p.m. - Callum

7 p.m. - Hannah 

8 p.m. - Nicole

9 p.m. - Justine and Nicole

10 p.m. - April

11 p.m. - Georgia

 

MARCH 24:

12 a.m.  - Joanne

1 a.m. - Christie

2 a.m. - Amber

3 a.m. - Sheena

4 a.m. - Kate 

5 a.m. - Valerie & Jenn

6 a.m. - Krystal

7 a.m. - Coralee